Dana Barsky to head Standard Chartered in sustainability and net zero


Standard Chartered has announced the appointment of Dana Barsky as the Global Head of Sustainability Strategy and Net Zero.

Known for its operations in more than 70 countries, the bank welcomes Barsky with an impressive track record in sustainability, as it moves to enhance its strategic environmental objectives.

The London-headquartered bank, Standard Chartered, is one of the leading names in the banking sector, with a significant international presence. It provides a wide range of services such as corporate and institutional banking, commercial and private banking, and wealth management. Now, it is placing a renewed emphasis on sustainability, adding Barsky to the team to drive its net zero emissions and overall sustainability strategy.

Dana Barsky is a respected figure in the sustainability sector. She is joining Standard Chartered from her position as President at the environmental sustainability-focused special acquisition company, Growth for Good. Barsky has held several key roles in sustainable finance, notably at Credit Suisse where she served as the Global Head of Sustainable Finance, Chief Operating Officer of the bank’s sustainability practice, and Head of Sustainable Products and Partnerships.

Barsky’s history in the sustainability sector is extensive. Before joining Growth for Good, she orchestrated a variety of sustainable funds and structured products at Credit Suisse. She was also instrumental in working with asset managers, multi-lateral development banks, and NGOs to bring sustainable investment opportunities to private banking and institutional clients.

In addition to overseeing Standard Chartered’s net zero emissions reduction commitments, Barsky will also be tasked with accelerating sustainability integration across the bank’s global businesses, and creating and enhancing public and private sector sustainability-related relationships. Barsky will be based in Singapore, and will report to Group Chief Sustainability Officer Marisa Drew.

Standard Chartered Group Chief Sustainability Officer Marisa Drew said, “I am delighted to welcome Dana to Standard Chartered. She brings extensive sustainability, advisory and capital markets expertise and is uniquely well-positioned to help drive our sustainability strategy and the embedding of our net zero commitment within the bank. Dana’s appointment complements our strong bench of talent within the CSO Leadership Team and underscores sustainability as a core strategic pillar of Standard Chartered.”

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